Welcome to Orchard Cottage.
The main sitting-room on the first floor offers the perfect place to sit back, light the log-burner and catch up on those missed films.
When it comes to space this cottage delivers.
A lovely home-from-home welcome and benefitting from a television in addition to the one in the main sitting-room.
The gorgeous main room with en suite bathroom.
Views from the patio across the orchard and down to the lake which you have full access to.
The private patio area.
Orchard Cottage has a large open plan living area on the ground floor, with doors out on to your garden.
The dining-area for you to enjoy a lovely roast or a quick breakfast before heading out for the day.
The kitchen is fully equipped.
With views down to the lake across the garden the kitchen really does flood with light.
The open-tread stairs to the sitting-room, twin bedroom and shower-room.
The main bedroom has been styled beautifully.
The en suite bathroom benefits from a bath, shower cubicle and heated towel.
Breakfast for two...
Both bedrooms are light and airy adding to the relaxed feel.
The cottage has a few statement pieces for your enjoyment.
Enjoy a soak in the bath after a busy day of exploring.
Orchard Cottage has been maintained beautifully.
The stairs are open-tread but perfectly safe.
The comfy upstairs sitting-room benefits from a lovely log-burner.
The twin bedroom again is bright and airy with beautiful pieces of furniture and those comfy 3' beds.
The two beds can be pushed together to create a double should this be required.
The shower-room sits on the open plan landing between the sitting-room and twin bedroom.
The gardens offer a beautiful ever-changing picture no matter the season.
This cottage offers the perfect location in a rural setting for you to relax and enjoy.
You can enjoy your private orchard at Orchard Cottage!
The perfect spot to enjoy the slower pace of life!
The lake will offer the perfect picnic area for you whilst at Orchard Cottage.
The view of the cottage when you arrive.
The delights of Exmoor are waiting to be discovered.
You never know who you'll bump into on Exmoor!
Lynmouth is a lovely place to spend time.
The picturesque harbour at Ilfracombe.
Damien Hirst's
The stunning rugged coastline around Ilfracombe.
Pretty Combe Martin.
Porlock on the north coast is a short drive away.
Discover Porlock.
Discoveries to be made at Porlock beach.
North Devon has a fabulous choice of places to dine out.
Minehead beach is a great place for a family day at the seaside.
Minehead has a super steam train.
Majestic Dunster Castle.
The pretty village of Dunster is waiting to be discovered.

Orchard Cottage


8.4 miles SE of South Molton / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Mitre Inn Witheridge (2 ½ miles)

A traditional 17th century character inn with roaring log fire and exposed beams. Food is home cooked to order and takeaway is available should you prefer. During the summer months take advantage of the weather and sit outside to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Nearest beach

Dunster Beach (21 miles)

Dunster Beach enjoys beautiful views of Blue Anchor Bay and out towards the Bristol Channel. A mixture of sand and pebbles, the beach is overlooked by the West Somerset Railway Line and is easily accessible via the South West Coast Path. There are also lots of parking options, with car parks and separate parking close by. With dogs only restricted from certain parts of the beach, Dunster's flat sands, gentle gradient and lovely scenery make it a lovely spot to breathe in the fresh air and go for a walk.

Nearest walk

Witheridge Circular Walk (2 ½ miles)

A six mile circular walk through the undulating countryside of mid-Devon. Start near the pub in Witheridge and then you can treat yourself to a well deserved pint on the way back. All the directions are available on the Web site.

Nearest town

South Molton (7 miles)

South Molton offers a great base from which to explore Devon. To the north is Exmoor; heaven for those who love untamed wilderness walks. Go west and you’ll find some of the country’s best surfing beaches, including Croyde and Woolacombe. There is plenty to keep golfing and fishing enthusiasts entertained or if that seems too energetic, you might like to browse the art galleries or visit the honey farm to see the bees in action.

Also nearby

The Grove Inn (7 miles)

The Sunday lunch here is something to behold - meats from Devon’s best farms are the star of the show.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stokes 2021

Amazing country pub in a very pretty village setting. Good selection of
local beers and food was to a very high standard. Not to be missed!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Superb Pub!

Super pub in a remote location. Good selection of beers and excellent food in friendly surroundings. Excellent!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

Cosy friendly proper pub

Gorgeous village pub which had a lovely feeling about it. The landlord was so geniune and the locals so friendly. The Sunday lunch was divine.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A real find - delicious food in a friendly pub in the middle of nowhere.

Knightshayes Court (11 miles)

A wonderful Gothic pile with stunning formal gardens and beautiful interiors. The walled garden provides produce for the Stables restaurant where you can watch the gardeners at work or explore the woodland walks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020


Interesting house surrounded by magnificent gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2014

Free parking and walk for dog

We couldn't go in as we had the dog with us, but the car park was free and there's a nice woodland walk off the car park where dogs can walk off the lead. Nice setting and surrounding countryside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012


One of the best national trust properties we've ever been to, something for all ages. The gardens are fantastic and offer both formal and woodland styles. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Beautiful gardens!

The gardens are the jewel of this property, with many different areas; woodland, formal garden, meadow, parkland and a stunning restored kitchen garden which provides produce for the lovely stables restaurant. Highly recommended and really easy access from the M5.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2010

One of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses, this rare example of the work of eccentric architect William Burges has extraordinary medieval romantic interiors. The beautiful garden includes a kitchen garden.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Glorious garden. Monster house, but interesting contents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Good National Trust property

Interesting house and gardens, even kept the kids going for two hours.

Dulverton (9 ¼ miles)

This village is in the heart of Exmoor’s most outstanding countryside. Here you’ll find the Exmoor National Park Centre, which has stacks of information regarding activities on the moors, plus some pleasant cafes and pubs for lunch or a cream tea.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022


Also some lovely gift shops!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2020


You could lose yourself in here for hours. A treasure house of second hand and antiquarian books, well worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017


Very nice town with pretty shops and good Pubs and Inns

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2016

Heritage Centre

This is an excellent display of local artefacts, pictures, countryside etc. Also railway history and a good kitchen display with a "talking" cook and housekeepr. Upstairs there is more to see - it is especially worthwhile sitting and watching 4 short videos of local events. All this for FREE although they ask for a donation. Coming into Dulverton turn left immediately after the bridge and follow the road around a big curve until it ends in the carpark with access to the centre. otherwise access through the information centre in the main street. This also has a good supply of maps, leaflets etc and the best postcards!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

An interesting little town full of conveniences.

Dulverton is not exactly somewhere I could imagine spending an entire day at, but it does provide a good centre by which to stop by and stock up. There are plenty of conveniences such as a local co-op for your simple needs (bread, milk and some alcohols: beers...not wines, go somewhere decent for wine), small thrift shops as well as some tea rooms including Lewis's which is a personal favourite. There is a beautiful church at the top of the town which is worth popping into, and in the centre of town there is a fish and chip shop which opens at lunchtime from 12 noon until 2pm. There is also a bakery which sells a selection of baked breads, pies, sausage rolls as well as many sweet items, the game pie is delicious and enormously filling. The tea rooms near the co-op (I have forgotten the name!) are smaller than Lewis's but offers an entirely different ambience, more cosy and homely, helped in no small way by the warm, friendly manners of the owners (of which the landlady kindly ushered us in for tea as we oogled the menu outside, proclaiming the redundancy of pneumonia when there are menu's indoors to browse).

By far this is no Dunster or Tiverton etc, but it is a quaint little town that is central to lots of local attractions and is worth stopping by for an hour or two.

The Mason's Arms (3 ¼ miles)

A gem of dining excellence in a 13th Century thatched inn in the heart of Exmoor. Mark Dodson, the chef, spent 12 years as the head chef at Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn, so you know it’s going to be special.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

December 2008

Great Food

Superb food - great ambience. Prices reflect this restaurant's Michelin rating!

RHS Rosemoor (19 miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021



Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

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